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The Edison in Downtown Los Angeles

Things to Do in L.A. On a Rainy Day: Nightlife


Discover Los Angeles

"Why don't you slip out of those wet clothes and into a dry Martini?" For night owls, Los Angeles is the place to be. Read on and discover L.A.'s best bars, dance clubs and many more hot spots to escape the rain.

Redwood tree and atrium at Clifton's Cafeteria

Clifton's Cafeteria: The Story of an L.A. Icon


Elina Shatkin

How magical would it be to instantly trade the sidewalks and steel of an urban downtown for a woodland utopia? Clifton's spanned 16,000-square-feet of faux redwoods, frolicking forest creatures, scenic murals, a brook babbling with limeade and a 20-foot waterfall cascading over artificial rocks. To say that Clifton’s was unique is like saying LeBron James is a pretty decent basketball player. Imagine a larger-than-life diorama designed by Walt Disney on a Pine Sol-fueled bender. Simply put, it was unlike any other restaurant in Los Angeles.

The Edison in Downtown Los Angeles

Discover the Hidden Bars of Los Angeles


Esther Tseng

The speakeasy bar concept is no secret to Los Angeles nightlife, but it can be hard to keep track of all the hidden entrances, secret passwords and changing menu themes. While there are plenty of bars to visit, each space is a worthwhile venue to crack the code - whether it’s to drink, dance and much more. Visit them all to collect each of their unique perspectives on imbibing in L.A., because not only does each place regularly rotate their cocktail menu, they all have their own unexpected twist. Whether it's karaoke, cigars, a glowing dance floor, or simply a hard-to-find entrance, these bars have surprises waiting for you.

WEST Restaurant & Lounge at Hotel Angeleno

Top 10 Los Angeles Bars With a View


Ariana Shuris

Whether you’re staring out at a sunset over the Pacific or gazing at the skyline of Downtown Los Angeles, nothing beats a cool, refreshing drink with a view. The added ambiance that comes with a spectacular setting enhances the mood, a conversation between friends, and is the cherry on top of a delicious evening. Here are the top 10 Los Angeles bars with a view.

Max Karaoke Studio

The Best Karaoke Spots in Los Angeles


Discover Los Angeles

Whether you’re the next big star or a nervous newbie, Los Angeles has the perfect karaoke stage for you! From Downtown to Koreatown and the Westside, sing your heart out at these fun karaoke spots.

Trivia Night at Angel City Brewery

The Best Trivia Nights in Los Angeles


Joshua Lurie

Just because a bar hosts a trivia night doesn’t mean the experience has to be trivial. Learn about 10 of the best trivia nights in L.A., which all serve something great to eat or drink, and not just a flurry of questions. Even if you don’t claim a prize, you can still win big.

The Abbey Food & Bar

LGBT Nightlife in Los Angeles


Frontiers LA

Gay nightlife in L.A. is diverse and offers something for everyone, whether you opt for the LGBT hot spots in West Hollywood or prefer the neighborhood feel of Silver Lake. Check out these can't-miss, LGBT-friendly favorites and tell your friends back home that there's no place like LGBT Los Angeles.